REVIEW: PRETTY LITTLE WIFE, BY DARBY KANE

Lila Ridgefield lives in an idyllic college town, but not everything is what it seems. Lila isn’t what she seems.

A student vanished months ago. Now, Lila’s husband, Aaron, is also missing. At first these cases are treated as horrible coincidences until it’s discovered the student is really the third of three unexplained disappearances over the last few years. The police are desperate to find the connection, if there even is one. Little do they know they might be stumbling over only part of the truth….

With the small town in an uproar, everyone is worried about the whereabouts of their beloved high school teacher. Everyone except Lila, his wife. She’s definitely confused about her missing husband but only because she was the last person to see his body, and now it’s gone.

Lila’s relationship with husband Aaron has turned toxic, with his controlling ways and recently discovered predatory behavior with his students. Can the Pretty Little Wife stay the course, or must she take some drastic actions?

When Aaron disappears, we are left guessing about what has transpired, but we do have our suspicions about what might have happened. Would Lila be able to deal with the target on her back as the cops turn a close eye on her?

Throughout the intense story, some parts dragged while other parts only hinted at the truth. What would we eventually discover about the missing husband, and how would we put the pieces together? A tangled web of broken individuals. 4 stars.

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